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From George Bentham   2 December [1856]

Summary

Cites cases of leguminous plants whose cleistogamic flowers produce more seed than perfect flowers. [See Forms of flowers, p. 326.]

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Dec [1856]
Classmark:  DAR 111: A75–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11267

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To George Bentham   27 December 1880

Summary

Asks GB to sign certificate for Francis Darwin [candidate for Royal Society].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  27 Dec 1880
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 723)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12942

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From George Bentham   28 December 1880

Summary

Pleased to sign certificate for Francis Darwin.

Has never underrated importance of [plant] physiological studies, especially when carried out as FD has been doing.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 160: 172
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12947

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To George Bentham   16 February 1880

Summary

CD pleased to be of use to GB. He remembers his own work on orchids with pleasure. Thinks GB will be able to improve CD’s terminology for orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  16 Feb 1880
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830-1884, GEB/1/3: f. 722)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12485

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From George Bentham   15 February 1880

Summary

Has been at work on Orchideae for Genera plantarum and has found CD’s Orchids wonderfully useful. Comments on some problems of botanical terminology.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 160: 171
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12482

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To George Bentham   3 December [1856]

Summary

Thanks GB for information on apetalous flowers. "The whole order [Leguminosae] will remain my detestable enemies."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  3 Dec [1856]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 687)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2010

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To George Bentham   10 August [1878]

Summary

GB’s note has given him more pleasure than his election to the French Academy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  10 Aug [1878]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 718)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11649

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From George Bentham   15 October 1862

Summary

Sends CD the reference for GB’s summary of Targioni-Tozzetti’s work [see 3760].

Hopes for a communication to the Linnean Society from CD "this winter".

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 160: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3765

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To George Bentham   12 July [1864]

Summary

Thanks GB for specimens [of Aegiphila] and his information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  12 July [1864]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 708)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4562

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From George Bentham   4 October [1866]

Summary

Is unable to fix a day for luncheon until later.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5231

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From George Bentham   10 May 1869

Summary

Will have Fritz Müller’s letter ["On the modification of the stamens in a species of Begonia", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 11 (1871): 472–4] read at next Linnean Society meeting [read 3 June 1869].

Has given the seeds to Daniel Oliver.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6744

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To George Bentham   18 December [1857]

Summary

Thanks GB for his answers [to 2184], which were as explicit as he expected. Cucubalus viscosus and italicus are extremely sterile together; all other forms extremely fertile. Other instances of infertility found by Gärtner.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  18 Dec [1857]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 700a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2189

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From George Bentham   [16 or 17 December 1857]

Summary

Returns CD’s lists [sent with 2184]. Confusion in genera of Silene is great in continental botanic gardens. One would have to know whether C. F. v. Gärtner had the right names for species in his experiments.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16 or17 Dec 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2186

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From George Bentham   29 November 1861

Summary

Lists pairs of Oxalis species with differing proportions of stamens and styles.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Nov 1861
Classmark:  DAR 109 (ser. 2): 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3332

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To George Bentham   30 March [1862]

Summary

Will try to come to Linnean Society to read his paper, but has been "extra headachy". Fears his paper ["Sexual forms of Catasetum", Collected papers 2: 63–70] will not be worth Lindley’s attendance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  30 Mar [1862]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 699)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3488

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From George Bentham   16 January 1863

Summary

CD’s paper [on Linum] is announced for reading at the Linnean Society on 5 February.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 160: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3920

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To George Bentham   [July–September 1866]

Summary

Asks GB to consider whether it is necessary for the Linnean Society to be so strict about the number of books members may borrow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  [July–Sept 1866]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 714)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5137

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From George Bentham   7 May 1869

Summary

The Linnean Society Council wants CD to review two papers, with reference to their value for publication.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 162
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6734

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From George Bentham   23 November 1869

Summary

Has heard that CD thinks GB is wrong on some points in his [Presidential] Address [to Linnean Society, see 6793]. Asks CD to point out where he is wrong.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7005

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To George Bentham   18 January [1875]

Summary

Thanks GB for his "Report on [the recent progress and present state of] systematic botany" [Rep. BAAS (1874): 27–54] and for the way in which he refers to CD’s book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  18 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (GEB/1/3: Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree-Dyer, (1830–1884) 719)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9824

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